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Robert E. McCarthy is an American politician who served as Register of Probate for Plymouth County, Massachusetts from 2000 to 2015, was a member of Massachusetts Senate from 1975 to 1981, the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1971 to 1975, and the East Bridgewater, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen from 1969 to 1975. He was also an unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives seat in Massachusetts's 10th congressional district in 1980.[1][2][3]

Robert E. McCarthy
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Preceded byJohn M. Quinlan
Succeeded byEdward P. Kirby
Personal details
Born (1949-01-12) January 12, 1949 (age 70)
Brockton, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceEast Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Alma materUnited States Military Academy
Boston College Law School


  1. ^ Simpson, Neal (August 29, 2014). "Retirement of Plymouth County probate register prompts two primary races". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1979-80. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Robert E. McCarthy (D)". PD43+. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved June 26, 2016.